Sunday, 28 December 2014

Heritage Farmstead : Living life country style

Wishing all my readers a merry Christmas and a very happy new year. I hope you guys accomplish your goals and be super happy and successful the coming year.

I have been busy enjoying my holidays the past week. Since this is my first year in the US, I am very excited to dive in the culture and experience the life here, so we decided that we will spend the holidays going around Dallas and visit places that we usually never go to and gather new experiences.
Yesterday we went to this place called "Heritage Farmstead Museum" in plano. Based on the reviews we figured that it is a farm/museum located in the heart of the city. I found that hard to believe at first but when we reached there I was pleasantly surprised to find this jewel quietly hidden amidst the hustle bustle of city life. Its a beautiful country style farm house and has every possible thing you could imagine at a farm.

There was a beautiful little pond surrounded by trees just behind the house.

Beside the lake there was a whole miniature animal farm. These cute little pigs were having a lot of fun in their sty.

There were these huge asses of the size of an Indian horse. This one was named Jack. ' pun unintended'

We got to feed chickens and turkeys. I saw a turkey for the first time in my life, I mean first living turkey of course.

There was a windmill behind the house and there were a lot of early century farming equipments that people used in those days.

And there was this scarecrow that I thought was super cute.

  We definitely had a day well spent getting a sneak peak into the old world country life.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Its Vegas baby!!

Hi guys. .

as promised I am back with my Vegas post !

So for my first thanksgiving in US, we planned a short trip to Las Vegas.... Although we were just there for two short days... It was one of the best trips ever.
It was me, SJ and my cousins who joined us there. We visited a lot of casinos, bars, the Vegas strip, downtown followed by hover dam and grand canyon the next day. The trip was so action packed that we didn't even realize when it got over.

I wanted to share the best pictures with you guys but there were so many of them, I didn't know which one's to share .. So I compiled this short video. Hope you guys will enjoy it....

Las Vegas Tour by Manali_Walvekar

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

DJ Night Wedding Celebrations

Hi Guys! I am back on the blog with the most fun part of my wedding, The DJ night. 

This was one part of my wedding that I was most looking forward to. It was one crazy memorable party. A lot of people from both the families performed including the both of  us ofcourse, which was then followed by a long night of dance masti when all the guests and our friends joined us. 

We had a a bunch of super fun and crazzy songs for our performance which included the likes of 'Gangnam style' and 'nakkamukaa' ...Which was definitely a shocker for a lot of people who couldn't imagine the bride and groom dancing on gangnam style.... It was a lot of fun looking at their reactions.

Initially, I planned on wearing a saree for this function. I even picked out a beautiful ombre Fuchsia pink saree with diamond like embellishments on it and got a nice halter neck blouse designed to go with it.
I was absolutely satisfied with my choice until one day when while speaking on the phone, SJ (hubby) just casually said... "ohh so you're wearing a saree.... naaice... just make sure you dont fall on your face while dancing" . I laughed it off then but the idea of falling on my own wedding just kept haunting me. I would put on the saree and try to dance in front of a mirror. I had already done all the shopping and didn't want to waste any I just let it go. But you know how a bride to be's brain work. Just a week before my wedding, I started thinking about the saree again and became super tense for no reason. 
Finally, mom came to the rescue. She said "okay fine If it is that important to you, go and see if you can find what you want" and me and my sister left for shopping immediately. I had kind of always wanted to include a gown on my trousseau so I straight away headed to this place which i knew was the best for it. To my surprise, as soon as I walked up the stairs to the store, I fell in love with this beautiful golden gown on display. I tried, it fit perfectly. I asked its price, in budget. All boxes checked. I bought the gown!

I wanted a sleek and glamorous look for the night, so I asked the MUA to give me smokey eyes and red lips.

Since this was a last moment change, it was a big surprise for him.

We ended up getting the best of the wedding pictures that night! I would strongly recommend brides to be to include atleast one gown or a western dress in their wedding events especially when they are supposed to dance. It looks very elegant and feels light and comfortable, huge relief after those heavy sarees.

So this was the story of my wedding. Please do share your views and comments with me. I love reading them and it inspires me to keep writing.

Stay tuned... Vegas trip Post coming up soon!!!